The Evolution of Fashion In Music
Music plays a huge role with teens and adults alike, most often influencing their mood, behavior, and even their style. Many of us look up to our favorite bands and musicians, idolizing their fashion choices, hairstyles, likes and dislikes, and frequently trying to mimic their every move. Imagining your favorite singer or drummer without the wild hair or black leather pants is quite difficult; it would possibly change your entire perception of them. Throughout the decades, fashion has had a distinct role in music and as a result, has inspired generations of rock nβ rollers, hippies and rebels alike.
If you take a look at this infographic, some of the major wardrobe staples from the past 50 years are represented, along with the music craze they followed. Usually, we find that politics as well as cultural demographics play a huge role in the kind of music that affects us. Take for example the emergence of hippie love throughout the 60βs and even well into the 70βs. Musicians often sang of the political strife during the war, taking the opposing side and fighting for peace and love. Teens all around the globe felt a connection with this message, and what better way to communicate that message to their fellow peers as well as their superiors than by wearing clothes which, in their eyes, symbolized what they believed in.
Into the 90βs, teen angst and grunge was at the forefront of music culture and fashion, a style which symbolized a sense of carelessness and rebellion. Similar to the 1960βs, fashion trends followed and mimicked the deep bass and guitar riffs from the likes of Nirvana and other grunge garage bands. Throughout the decades, it is evident that music and the musicians we idolize play a significant role in our lives, and closely following are the styles and fashion trends they express.